Misc. Death and Dying News

Date Posted
Article Title
12/12/2002
Work Out and Stay Alive

Exercise reduces death risk

12/2/2002
Study: When Death Looms, Nursing Homes Fall Short

Patients aren't getting the pain-free, end-of-life care they want

11/29/2002
Managing the Death of a Spouse

Income, no matter how high, may not help people cope

11/26/2002
Common Kidney Therapy Harms More Than Helps

Diuretics tied to high death rate from organ failure

11/19/2002
Death Rates Higher at For-Profit Dialysis Centers: Study

Research suggests non-profit centers could save 2,500 lives a year

11/11/2002
Forensic Science Brings Closure to Missing Veteran's Family

Two teeth found in Vietnamese gravesite help identify soldier

11/8/2002
Grieving the Stillborn Child

Recent study infuriates women who have lost a baby at birth

11/7/2002
Sunny Outlook Won't Add Days With Cancer

Positive mood might help quality of life, but not its duration, study shows

10/22/2002
Nursing Shortage Can Have Deadly Consequences

High patient-to-nurse ratio linked to more deaths after surgery

10/18/2002
Helping Children Learn Life's Toughest Lesson

Program lets grieving children come to grips with death of a loved one

10/17/2002
Studies Bolster Dirty Air's Ill Effects on Health

Clean measures cut death rate, living near traffic raises it

10/14/2002
Hospital-Acquired Infections Can Kill

Report details mistakes that led to death of patient

10/3/2002
World Violence Claims 1.6 Million Lives a Year

Suicides account for half the deaths, WHO reports

9/29/2002
So That's Where Mother-In-Law Jokes Come From!

Study of German peasants in 18th and 19th centuries claims they could be deadly

9/23/2002
Cancer Survival Might Be Matter of Race

National study finds some minorities face greater risk of death from disease

9/19/2002
Parasites Suck the Life Out of Males

Study offers explanation for why females outlive them

9/17/2002
Tighter Fire Safety Standards Prove Matchless for Kids

U.S. safety measure has cut cigarette-lighter fires by children under 5

9/13/2002
Black Caucus Targets Unfair Health Care

Panel aims to get equal care for minorities

9/9/2002
Dying on Your Own Terms

Proxy can ensure your wishes are respected if you can't

8/21/2002
Why Terminally Ill Seek Assisted Suicide

Survey finds being in control, not depression, drives requests

8/20/2002
Belief Helps Bereavement

Religious beliefs help people cope with death of loved ones

8/2/2002
'Reliever' Inhalers Tied to Asthma Deaths

Excessive use of short-term beta agonists could increase risk

7/24/2002
Study Raises Thorny Issue for Kidney Transplants

People with no heartbeat can be donors, but are they dead?

7/23/2002
How Consumers Can Help Avoid Medical Errors

Federal agency offers patient safety tips

7/19/2002
Mothers Speak Out on Stillbirth Study

Refuting finding, they say holding their babies makes them real

7/11/2002
Dealing With Grief After Having a Stillborn Baby

Study says practice of seeing and holding the infant may be wrong

7/11/2002
U.S. Infant Mortality Rates Show Racial Gulf

Black babies are about 2.5 times as likely as whites ones to die

7/8/2002
Will Ted Williams Be the Comeback Kid?

Dispute over plans to cryogenically freeze slugger's body

7/8/2002
Pessimism Can Be Kiss of Death

Particularly if you're suffering from a chronic illness

6/27/2002
Higher Power Helps Bereaved Heal

Spirituality is key to faster recovery from death of loved one, finds study

6/24/2002
Proof Positive

Attitude makes a difference in average lifespan

6/24/2002
Couch Potato Alert

Turn off the TV and start exercising

6/4/2002
Your Risk of Dying, Quantified

Researchers chart your chances, putting odds in context

5/28/2002
Chromosome Failure Tied to Death of Cloned Animals

Study says inactivation of an X chromosome may explain early demise

5/22/2002
Euthanasia in the Netherlands Stirs Concern

1-in-5 patients with Lou Gehrig's Disease chooses early death

5/21/2002
Experimental Therapy, End-of-Life Care Can Coexist

Survey finds quality of life goes up with both

5/9/2002
It's Not Hot Air, But...

While air bags help save lives, seat belts save many more

5/1/2002
When Feeling Bad Might Do Some Good

Study: Mild depression lowers death rate for older women

4/23/2002
It's Not Black and White With Cancer

Study says other health problems may explain higher death rates among blacks

4/15/2002
Inflammatory Protein Tied to Sudden Heart Death

Decision looms on whether CRP should be deemed a risk factor

4/3/2002
Quality of Life a Priority for the Deathly Ill

How they survive is an overriding concern, study finds

3/29/2002
Answered Prayers

Study links regular worship to protection against disease and death

3/28/2002
Cataracts Seen to Boost Women's Death Rate

Surprising finding may be linked to second, unknown risk factor

3/7/2002
Infant Slayings Most Common on Day of Birth

Account for 9% of all child slayings, CDC says

2/20/2002
Cooling the Body to Save the Brain

Lowering temperature reduces cardiac arrest damage, studies say

2/14/2002
Early to Bed, Early Demise

Death rate found higher in people sleeping eight hours or more a night

1/29/2002
Four-Shadowing Death?

Heart attacks spike on fourth of month for Japanese, Chinese

1/17/2002
We're Living Longer

Nine years was once middle age

1/17/2002
End-of-Life Care Falls Short for Minorities

Review finds whites receive better palliative treatments

1/10/2002
No Global Consensus in Brain Death Diagnosis

Procedures vary in different parts of the world